This is the first marathon to be organised in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. It is is a non profit event and being organised to raise awareness about sport in the region, particularly amongst women.
Enda Nevin – Race Director Enda, who is from Ireland, has lived and worked in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he worked as a project manager for an international organisation. He has travelled extensively through the horn of Africa and has run two marathons in Beirut, one in 2016 and the other in 2017, raising funds to build a playground in a Palestinian refugee camp and a community centre in a temporary settlement for Syrian refugees. Enda works and lives in Beirut. He is a logistics and procurement manager for an International Non-Governmental Organisation. He has been based there for the last two years.